You might feel awkward smiling with crooked or crowded teeth. Maybe you went through any dental treatment during childhood, and your teeth have just relapsed, or maybe orthodontics wasn’t an option in your family’s budget during that time.
You may not want to get traditional metal braces as an adult, to help you out to fix your dental condition. But, there is this option which is more comfortable to get a beautiful smile. That orthodontic treatment option is none other than Invisalign. These crystal-clear aligners will not cause any irritation in the tissues in your mouth like metal braces.
Invisalign usually requires three steps, that include:
The only way to know if Invisalign is right for you is by talking to your dentist first, as they will examine you and evaluate all that you need. If you are found to be the right candidate, then the dentist will take all essential digital images and x-rays of your teeth. These details will help in planning out the movement of your teeth during the process. These measurements are sent to a dental lab for creating several sets of customized Invisalign aligners.
When your aligners get ready, the dentist will give you instructions about wearing them. You need to wear each set of aligners almost throughout a day for a few weeks and remove them only while having meals or while brushing and flossing. After a few weeks, you will have to switch to the next set of aligners in the series. You will also have to visit your dentist periodically while undergoing the procedure, which will help in keeping your progression in check.
It generally takes a few months for the entire Invisalign treatment depending on your dental condition. You must wear your aligners just how the dentist instructs you to wear. This will help in achieving the desired results sooner. After completing the aligner phase, you will have to wear a retainer, as it will help in maintaining the obtained results.
Call us for Invisalign consultation at (925) 244-9770 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Guri S. Dhaliwal, who is certified in cosmetic dentistry and full mouth rehabilitation, and has also helped hundreds of patients to restore their beautiful smiles.